Feb 2010

February 2010
In this issue:

Windows 7 Deployment Award
What a VAR Can Do

Andover Regional School
Case Study

Instant Messaging is Great
as Long as it’s Secure

10 Tips for IM
Effective Emails

Case Study


Steps to Secure Remote


Instant Messaging is Great . . .As Long as it’s Secure


Instant messaging has blossomed to become a staple mode of communication for millions of Internet users. Protect yourself from the risks associated with the use of IM.

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10 Tips for Using Instant Messaging for Business
By Monte Enbysk
Reprinted with permission from the Microsoft Small Business Center

Blame it on instant messaging. Here’s the scene: A couple dozen professionals at a New York advertising agency quietly type away at computer screens congregated near each other, in an open room devoid of office walls and tall partitions.

Quietly is the key word here. An occasional laugh or chuckle punctuates the silence. But no one is talking. Why? They are communicating with one another almost exclusively through instant messaging (IM).


8 Tips for More Effective E-Mails

reprinted with permission from the HP Small Business Center


Most business people receive dozens, even hundreds, of e-mails each day. Without question, e-mail is now the primary means of communication in the professional world. That’s why it’s very important to create messages that effectively communicate your point while presenting a professional image. Here are eight helpful tips for writing e-mails that achieve both goals.

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eMazzanti Technologies Wins Microsoft Windows 7 Deployment Award

eMazzanti Technologies has received one of the top prizes for its participation in the Microsoft Windows 7 Deployment Challenge program. The objective of the promotion was to drive Windows 7 deployment internally within the partner’s organization as well as drive customer adoption.

“Programs like this make sense because Microsoft understands the faster industry-leading partners like us use the new technology, the faster the end-user (our customers) will use it as well,”noted Jennifer Mazzanti, President, eMazzanti Technologies.

To participate in the Windows 7 Deployment Challenge, partners had to demonstrate that they had deployed Windows 7 on one or more computers representing 50-70 percent of the partner’s total network computers.

“eMazzanti Technologies has always been an early adopter when it comes to the latest Microsoft operating systems and application software,” said Mazzanti. “New technology almost always translates into increased productivity, a competitive advantage and savings for our clients. They depend on us to drive the latest technology solutions into their businesses.”

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What a VAR Can Do for Your Business
by Peter Alexander
used with permission from the Microsoft Small Business Center

Technology can go a long way in helping your business stay competitive, meet customer expectations and improve operational efficiencies. But most small businesses simply don’t have the resources to evaluate technologies and aren’t sure where to find the right technology partner. That’s where a value-added reseller can help.

A VAR enhances an existing product, such as hardware, with additional features, such as software, and then sells it as an integrated package often tailored for specific industries. VARs add further value to the products they sell through consultation and design, training, implementation, and ongoing service and support.

The right VAR can serve as a small business’s IT advisor and help it deploy the same technologies that larger companies use, such as CRM software and IP communications. You can then use those tools to enhance customer experience–a key step in growing customer loyalty and the bottom line.

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eMazzanti Technologies and WatchGuard “Ace” Safety, Speed and Cost Test with School District

A new case study is available from WatchGuard, a network security OEM, which features eMazzanti Technologies and its customer Andover District Schools. The written case study and subsequent case study video case study detail how Andover Regional School District solved a number of computer technology issues using WatchGuard products and the IT expertise of eMazzanti Technologies.

“eMazzanti and WatchGuard ‘aced’ the test we gave them,” noted Terry Van Auken, business administrator, Andover Regional School District. “They got all of the safety, speed and cost answers right.”

Bandwidth, Safety and Cost Addressed
With over 750 students in grades K through 8 and 350 computers spread across two school campuses and businesses offices, Andover School District faced serious web bandwidth issues that became even more evident as multiple classrooms pulled down simultaneous video and audio streams. “We were experiencing a high level of aggravation on a daily basis that wasted time and interrupted quality teaching,” continued Auken. “Undependable Internet access also impacted business of running the district.”

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Camera Retailer Focuses on Improved Customer Service with Windows 7Camera retailer and imaging specialist Bergen Country Camera (BCC), Westwood, New Jersey, is a photography resource for its customers that range from top-level pros to novice shutterbugs. However, because customer needs vary as well as in-store traffic volume, sales personnel access to online resources, company directories and reports was limited to those behind the desk. Read

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Key Steps to a Secure Remote Workforce


The workplace has undergone fundamental changes over the past decade. No longer is the corporation housed within physical walls; it now transcends those buildings, even extending beyond distant geographic borders. The corporate network too, expands far beyond the corporate perimeter to provide access to partners, clients, suppliers, and traveling workers.

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Carl Mazzanti is Co-Founder and President of eMazzanti Technologies, Microsoft’s four time Partner of the Year and one of the premier IT consulting services for businesses throughout the New York metropolitan area and internationally. Carl and his company manage over 400 active accounts ranging from professional services firms to high-end global retailers.

eMazzanti is all about delivering powerful, efficient outsourced IT services, such as computer network management and troubleshooting, managed print, PCI DSS compliance, green computing, mobile workforce technology, information security, cloud computing, and business continuity and disaster recovery.  

Carl Mazzanti is also a frequent business conference speaker and technology talk show guest and contributor at Microsoft-focused events, including frequent prominent roles at the Microsoft Inspire (Worldwide Partner Conference / WPC).

Carl, a serial Entrepreneur, gives back to the community through Entrepreneur teaching engagements at Georgetown University, the company’s ocean wildlife conservation effort, the Blue Project, and Tree Mazzanti.



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